It’s not a good forecast for the flu bug this year. It’s already flu season in some parts of the world and reports say it’s a nasty one. If you’re thinking that you should skip the free flu shot, consider this: the government of Canada website states –
It is estimated that influenza causes approximately 12,200 hospitalizations and 3,500 deaths in Canada each year.
Our flu season in Canada usually starts in November and carries on until March. It’s reported that Australia is experiencing the worst flu season on record.
You can protect those around you by getting the flu shot. The flu can be fatal to the elderly, sick and the very young.
The City of Ottawa website warns:
The flu vaccine has been proven to be safe for anyone 6 months of age or older. Children under 5 years old have the highest rate of serious illness from flu, which means it is even more important for them to get the flu vaccine. Children aged 6 to 9 years have the highest rate of flu. They are considered to be the “big spreaders.” Get your child the flu vaccine as early as possible to protect your family.